|Posted by Brad Flinders on September 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
I just returned from the 2014 Breweriana Collectibles Club of America Canvention held in Dallas, TX. I attended my first canvention in Chicago back in 1981. Since then I've been to these canventions in Denver, Little Rock, Fort Wayne, IN, Sprinbgfield, IL, and Atlanta. Next years canvention will be held in Milwaukee and I'm really looking forward to that show! Unfortunately I don't find many steinies to add to my collection at these shows. I only added 1 bottle to the collection this year. I'm hoping that will change next year since Wisconsin is a haven for different varieties of steinies. Anyway, the bottle pictured below is my lone acquisition. I also sell steinies and other breweriana at these shows and my setup is below.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Schneider Brewery in Trinidad, Colorado is the closest post prohibition brewery to my home in Taos New Mexico. They produced some amazing labels for beer bottles and some very sought after cans as well. I've picked up a few bottles over the past couple of years but never concentrated on this brewery. For some reason the bug finally hit and I'm searching high and low for Schneider Breweriana, especially bottles. Here is what I have so far.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on November 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
I just acquired this Lone Star Beer Steinie. Texas steinies are few and far between so I was happy to get this one. But....when I lived in San Antonio a few years ago, Texas collectors were torn on the authenticity of this label on a steinie bottle. The label is common on a long neck and you occasionally saw the 12 oz label on a quart bottle (not an uncommon practice as I've seen t his done by other brewers). The label itself is very common and you can find stacks of these in antique stores throughout the San Antonio area. It seems that glueing the label to various types of bottles happens all the time with this label. So...why do I think this is an authentic label? A couple of reasons. I contacted Charlie Staats, an authority on San Antonio Breweriana. He says he has found 2 of these bottles, one of which was still full. He is convinced it is authentic. Also, the label on my bottle is affixed using the glue pattern one sees on most bottles in the 1930 - 1950 time frame. On both the right hand and left hand edge of the label is a 1/4" strip of glue that when looked at from the back of the bottle appears as a dark strip. This pattern is extremely difficult if not impossible to duplicate as glue residue is left on the bottle around the label. With those things in mind, I'm convinced this bottle is authentic.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on November 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
I just added photos of 16 bottles I added to my collection over the past couple of months. The bottles include an extremely tough Zoller's Famous Beer steinie with a factory scene on the label. The bottle even came with a mummified mouse inside! Go to the Collection Photos area of the web site and click on "New Acquisitions".
|Posted by Brad Flinders on October 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
I am expanding what I sell on this website. I just listed a nice group of coasters and will be adding more coasters and other breweriana within the next couple of days.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on September 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
I just acquired these 5 1942 steinie bottles. There are 100 different labels in the set and with the addition of these 5 I now have 7. Still a long way to go. All the bottles in the set depict WWII airplanes, ships, types of armament and other WWII information. This is one of those sets I 'd sure like to put together but in the years I've been collecting steinies, the 7 I have are the only ones I've seen available.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on September 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
I just added new bottles in the Steinies For Sale area of the web site. Highlights are a mint Miller Bock and New Athens Mountain Top bottles. I'll be adding a few more over the next couple of days. Please e-mail with any questions.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on August 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
After a 1500 mile drive from Taos I arrived the Brewery Collectibles Canvention in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I brought over 100 steinies with me so if you are attending the show be sure to come by my room at the Courtyard or find me on the trade floor. Due to the location of the show attendance should be fantastic! Both canvention hotels are sold out and many people are staying in the overflow locations. I'll post photos of the show when I get back to NM.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on May 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
I'm back in the US...no more dodging incoming Taliban Rockets, smelling the poo pond, hiding from the Mummy sized dust storms and workinging 7 days a week 12 hours a day. I'm now in Maine but will be moving back to Taos, New Mexico in early June. Right now my collection and all the botles I have for sale are boxed up and in storage in San Antonio, TX. I'll be reunited sometime next month and will be able to update the for sale page. I purchased a couple of small collections while in Afghanistan and I know there are many dujplicates so some cool bottles will be added. Keep watching the site especially come July for new additions.
|Posted by Brad Flinders on October 27, 2012 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
I've now been in Afghanistan for over a year and as of today I have 71 days until my contract ends. I'm getting pretty excited about coming home to the states. Where is home? We sold our house in Texas and will be residing in Southern Maine for awhile and then back to Taos, NM when the tenants move out of our house. Lots to do in the next 7 or 8 months. I've still managed to acquire some nice bottles while I've been out of country. The bottles below came to my attention through this web stie so you never know what might turn up. And, Chicago is my favorite city to collect so this was an especially nice surprise.